We interviewed Joseph Morgan who owns half of Chittleborough and Morgan and also is a head cutter at the company, when interviewing him we found that he has a youthful mind and knows about that latest fashion despite how long he has been in the industry.
Raf Simons is the creative director of the legendary luxury brand Christian Dior and there is a movie coming out about his highly anticipated first collection and he only had a 8 WEEKS !! However before he became the creative director of Dior Raf Simons became a self-trained menswear designer and decided to launched his ‘Raf Simons’ label in 1995. Even though Simons is the creative director of Christian Dior, he continues to release his own collections every season.
Here is Raf Simons most recent collection (A/W 15-16)
(photos for Vogue.com) Check out the trailer of Dior & I
I went went to the V&A museum to go for the Gareth Pugh talk for some research and it was absolutely incredible watch him talk about his influences and what got him to where he currently is was so inspiring and to hear what he REALLY felt about this fashion industry was very interesting. Unfortunately I was unable to take for pictures because it would be distracting. Luckily SHOWstudio documented the whole thing!
These are the last interviews we had to do for the project it was bitter sweet because it has been a hard couple of weeks but meeting such extraordinary people every day is what we will miss most about the project. First we went to Kathryn Sargent the first woman Head Cutter known to Savile Row! Hear what she had to say about her journey! Kathryn Sargent
Next we interviewed two men that worked at Meyer and Mortimer, Brian, the main head cutter and co owner of Meyer & Mortimer and Norris, an alteration tailor. Brian has such a great personality! When he was being interviewed he didn’t stop telling such great stories of what Savile Row was like when he first started and how he got to where he is today.
Next we interviewed Norris who is an alteration tailor and he was so sweet and kind, one thing about his interview was that when we asked him “what are the tools of your trade” he couldn’t wait to show us! You could tell that he was so excited to show us his tools and that showed his passion and love for the trade that he is in!
Yesterday we interviewed Andrew Ramroop the first black head cutter on Savile Row who worked for Maurice Sedwell and later bought the company. When interviewing Mr Ramroop I was quickly inspired by his passion and drive for the business that he is in – also his quotes are something that I would remember and keep with me on my journey into the fashion industry.
We also had the opportunity to talk to him about his love for teaching and training future tailors at The Savile Row Academy that he founded.